tv Action News ABC June 18, 2014 5:00am-5:31am EDT
>> double scan radar is track something storms. >> the man u.s. agents say was the ringleader of the attack in benghazi that left a u.s. ambassador dead is now in american custody. we will tell you what is next for the accused terrorist. >> today will be a historic day for thomas jefferson university. details on a $110 million donation and the man behind the money. >> talk about accuweather and traffic with karen rogers filling in for david and matt pelman. >> it is already at this .80 degrees in philadelphia. it is warm, it is humid and
sky 6 looking right now over penn's landing chasing a record high today of 96 degrees. we're going to see sunshine and clouds. the record set back in 1957, so today a hot and humid day and that's why the national weather service has a heat advisory in effect for the region. that's from noon until 7 o'clock because we're dealing with the heat, we're dealing with the humidity and we do have a potential for some storms. i want to show you storm tracker 6 live 3-d and look at the severe weather that we have been tracking out towards our north and west and there is a frontal boundary that is going to be slipping through our region. much of our area stays drive. you'll notice this high pressure off the coast with the flow around that continuing to give in south-southwesterly flow pumping in the heat and the humidity. we have a chance for some of these storms popping through our region. i think the best chance is later on tonight. details in the seven day forecast in just a minute, matt. >> okey-dokey karen. we're seeing what may be the
first of many disabled vehicles today with the extreme heat. sometimes our vehicles don't want to run. it's here along the schuylkill expressway eastbound side past montgomery drive. luckily it's off to the side so not blocking any of the lanes and at this point the volume on the schuylkill is nice and light unlike the rush hour yesterday when we had big issues on 76. so far we're off to a good start. but coming off of there schuylkill expressway i 76 onto city avenue watch out for restrictions on the southbound side as they were doing paving work. no overnight construction along 95. watch out for restriction because of a broken down vehicle on the northeast extension. southbound side approaching the quakertown interchange. in pottstown there was an overnight crash that brought down a pole is that still blocking wilson street between farming ton avenue and popular street. maybe stick with diamond street very locally or eighth street would be another possible alternate. late last night we had a downed pole and wires in cherry hill along 70 at cuthbert boulevard. everything was shut down. this morning everything is
reopened. they got that downed pole and wires taken care of so no need to worry about the situation on 70 at this point it's nice and clear and down in cape may courthouse, well, that's not the case. not nice and clear. there's a downed pole and wires blocking route 47 in both directions north of 612. that's carter street there in cape may courthouse. i think i would stay over on route nine to get around that. the garden state parkway also nice and clear if you're lucky enough to be down the shore on this wednesday morning. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. a heat advisory has been issued for much of the delaware valley. the heat index is expected to hit the mid 90's. the soaring temperatures have sent thousands of folks accident occur i didn't know to the shore. ocean steel beaches are crowded with people taking a vacation week and others driving to the shore for the day trying to beat the heat. plenty fun along the bay for graduates of hatboro horsham high school. they used wave runners to cool down. >> a great day. it's like sunny. like we've been here for a couple days now and it's been sunny every day so we want to
do something different. >> getting out on the ocean doing something we don't really get to do that often. we're in the middle of the state. >> although the weather at the shore is in mid summer form the ocean still feels like june with temperatures just in the mid 60's. the storm tracker 6 app will alert you to weather warnings like the current heat advisory. it also gives you access to live radar and hourly forecast. download that storm tracker 6 app free for apple and android devices. >> the man u.s. authorities say masterminded the ambush of a u.s. embassy in libya was captured in a secret nighttime raid. he is on his way to face american justice nearly two years after the attack that killed a u.s. ambassador. "action news" reporter erin o'hearn is live in the satellite center with more details t erin. >> reporter: matt, this was a big get for the u.s. government. since the attack on the u.s. embassy back in 2012, the obama administration has received harsh criticism for failing to capture anyone involved in the attack that killed u.s. ambassador chris
stevens and three other americans. and the issue has really become somewhat of a political football. now, on sunday, u.s. military and law enforcement personnel operating in libya captured ahmed abu khatallah. this was a joint operation between the fbi and u.s. special forces. u.s. officials said that abu khatallah is being held on a dock ship in the mediterranean sea but is expected to be tried in federal court on terror charges. well, the president says this capture sends a clear message to terrorists the administrations plan to try to him in federal court does not sit well with republicans who have attempted to hammer the administration about the killings in benghazi. >> when americans are attacked, no matter how long it takes, we will find those responsible and we will bring them to justice. >> there has been a tendency in this administration as you know to treat this like a law enforcement matter.
read them their rights and get them a lawyer. i hope they're not doing that. the most valuable thing we can get from this terrorist is information. >> reporter: senate minority leader mitch mcconnell went on to say abu khatallah needs to be interrogated extensively and he is expected to be questioned by u.s. officials over the next few hours possibly the next few days. of course the questions, the two key questions, who else was involved and who ordered the attack, but again, the white house says he will go to trial. i'm erin o'hearn live in the sat center. matt, back to you. >> erin thanks so much. happening today delaware lawmakers will hold a hearing on whether to remove criminal penalties for adult marijuana possession. the public safety and homeland security committee will consider a proposal that would make possession of 1 ounce of marijuana a civil offense. the punishment would be a fine that is similar to a traffic ticket.
as it stands now someone convicted of possessing an ounce of marijuana in delaware faces a fine of $1,150 and up to six months in jail. >> it is 5:07 and happening today, jefferson university hospital will celebrate a $110 million donation from philanthropist sidney kimmel. kimmel has donated more than $400 million to establish cancer centers at jefferson memorial sloan-kettering and johns hopkins. in an exclusive interview with jim gardner kimmel said he started fighting cancer after the death of his best friend's daughter. >> i just felt so horrible that i guess that's what triggered off my desire to help him, to help the carnes world and that started it. >> the donation to jefferson's medical college will be used for new facilities, research and financial aid for students. >> it is already hot out there, karen, and you're saying we're going to jump another 14 degrees. >> yes, we are so get ready for that heat right now. it's 79 degrees in
philadelphia. the dewpoint is way up there so we continue to feel sticky out there. just a lot of moisture in the atmosphere. storm tracker 6 live double scan looking around the region we were tracking some showers that were really falling apart as they moved in from the west and now as we look around the region here with our live double scan we can see we are currently dry through the region so we were watching those showers just slip apart and we see three on your side happens right now. we're dry for your morning. let's go outside and show you what it looks like as you're about to head out the door. we have a fair amount of clouds to start you off but no worries, that sunshine is going to be bright this afternoon and really heat things up as we look live on sky 6 over penn's landing. let's talk about your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. we're going to see a hot day today, humid as well. there's a heat advisory in effect from noon until 7:00: temperatures are going to be chasing that record of 96 degrees. there is going to be a breeze, a hot breeze with the flow out of the west but a breeze nonetheless that will help you out a bit. we're tracking the chance for
thunderstorms late today and especially into tonight. it really does not look like that's very widespread. the concern with there is any storm could be strong so that's why we're watching that. i think it's tomorrow where we see more scattered showers and thunderstorms. a front comes through, kind of gets hung up through our area so it's going to be lots of clouds, a couple of showers or a thunderstorm and that's going to drop that temperature down a bit to 87 degrees. hey, friday is a fine finish. we're talking 84 degrees and lowering humidity. thursday night into friday you feel more refreshing through the air and friday looks to be dry as well. on saturday we see clouds, that front comes sneaking back through it hangs through the area, going to spill some showers into the region as summer officially arrives at 6:51. not the best summer day. 79 for your high. sunday clouds. some of the models showing it's also going to be a day with some showers so we're watching sunday as well, a high of 80 dreams on monday it gets a little better, partly sunny skies and 82. by tuesday, we're talking clouds and sun and 84 degrees. so, we had that heat
yesterday. even more so today. so you really need to be careful as you're headed out and avoid kind of being outside in the height of the day, if you can. >> and we can't wait for summer to begin so it starts to cool off. >> that's right. >> thanks, karen. 5:10 now. all new this morning, two states putting two convicted killers to death using the same procedure that led to a botched execution nearly two months ago. >> could beavers be more dangerous than sharks. the vicious encounter that sent one new york man to the hospital. >> my goodness. good morning, tam. we're knife langhorne bucks county along route 1 the super highway where things are nice and quiet this morning. no overnight construction here along one, 213, maple avenue in the ongoing zone. don't fear, there are other construction zones to worry about including one on 309. we're talk about some other issues after the break. >> matt also your collection of. >> reporter: logees is about
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one deposit checking. only from citizens bank. one deposit of any amount each statement period waives the monthly maintenance fee. >> ♪ >> stay safe everyone. >> ♪ building live on sky 6. stay cool everyone. 80 degrees on city avenue. the hottest day we've had since september of last year. getting up to 94 degrees. look out for some storms as well later on today. >> and matt, just as it's a shock sometimes to your car when it gets really cold this heat can be a shock as well. >> that's for sure. already this morning we've seen some broken down vehicles. we saw a bunch of them yesterday so just make sure all of your coolant levels are where they need to be.
get out there, may mechanic. i know for me that can be a challenge sometimes. or just take it to the local shop and have things checked if that's the way you want to go. we need to check the suburbs now with the suburban traffic report live here in montgomeryville. things looking good at 309 at dekalb pike. up towards bucks county don't forget they startd that new milling and paving project this week centered around county line road. it may slow you down because of some bumpy conditions after they do the milling. you know how that goes. on the northeast extension we have one of those broken down vehicles southbound approaching quakertown. that's out of the way now. got that pushed off to the side. there is a work zone on the northbound side of the northeast extension past quakertown taking out the right lane and then you have zones both ways around lansdale blocking one lane in either direction. they shouldn't be out there too much longer. hey, here's a problem that's going the last through this afternoon. balligomingo road closed once again today. they're taking more trees down between portland street and
23, front street there in west conshohocken. 320 swedeland road can get you around that through this afternoon. trinity lane also shut down through july 3rd in upper merion. in falls township we're down to one lane along old route 13 between penn valley and mill creek road because of a deteriorated drainage pipe they found yesterday. flaggers are out there helping you 32 that you area. time for the commuter report brought to you by the waze app. hearing of a construction zone on 295 north, the ramp to 76, 42 and the walt whitman bridge. luckily a lot of those soaps are in the process of clearing out right now. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. new this morning a month after a botched execution two states have put prisoners to death using the very same procedure 689. in georgia convicted teen killer was put to death and in missouri a man convicted of shooting his girlfriend and killing two of her friends was also executed. jailers used a three drug cocktail but it failed. locket eventually ended up dying of a heart attack.
also new this morning t-any an upstate new york man is recovering after being attacked by a beaver last week. witnesses say the beaver leaped out of the water and attacked just as mike cavanaugh was getting in for a kayak lessons. experts say beavers are not usually aggressive towards humans unless they're rabid or trying to protect their young. cavanaugh was taken to the hospital to receive treatment for deep puncture wounds and bite wounds on his back. he was also given a rabies booster. >> must have been some beaver. wow. the phillies will go for a three game sweep of the braves in atlanta this afternoon. cliff lee sat on the bench last night after throwing 20 pitches in a bullpen session yesterday. the team is hoping that his elbow will feel better soon. ryan howard hit his second homer in two games last night helping the phillies to a five to two win. get this, the phillies are unbelievablely just five games out of first place. >> what. >> but seven games under .500. today is the second day of an eagles mini camp in south
philadelphia. quarterback nick foles and all of his buds are in attend dance. coach chip kelly says he believers his offensive and defensive players are doing a good job of learning his system. >> it is now 5:17. and the next time you stop in for that taste tempting spicy fried chicken at popeye's you can eat by a multimillionaire. we'll explain. >> congress has questions about claims of a weight loss drug and dr. oz was the one i love the taste.
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>> new video this morning showing an area of northern nebraska that was hit with more severe weather overnight. more tornadoes were spotted. a pair of simultaneous giant tornadoes on monday devastated a tiny farming town of pilger. two people died and 19 people ended up in the hospital. severe weather continues in the plains. >> yesterday it had looked like we might see severe weather in our region. that looks less likely today. we still could see a strong storm but fortunately doesn't look like we'll be seeing the severe conditions they had out there. >> that's good news. we're just contending with extreme heat today. we can handle it. as we look outside we're looking good on 95 here in southwest philadelphia. but during the midday today, in the heat of the midday, they're going to be doing construction along 95 northbound here between island avenue and enterprise avenue taking out the right lane from 9:00 until 3:00 could cause you delays from the airport headed towards the girard
point bridge. right now no delays. we expect delays though for the next few days down here in dover. the campers start to arrive today for the fire fly music festival this weekend. so you're going to have a lot of extra traffic on one, 13, scarborough road. i remember last year this caused huge traffic problems. mass transit, though, no problems so far this morning. everything is on time. karen. >> national weather service says a heat advisory in effect not just because of the heat but you factor in the humidity and that's when you'll have the heat indices in the upper 90's today. so from noon until 7:00 p.m. through the urban areas here through trenton, philadelphia and wilmington here. let's look at the current temperature. already 79 degrees at this hour. it's 77 in allentown and millville, 80 in trenton, 79 in dover, delaware so we are very warm already. satellite ticks and action radar showing we have a fair a clouds that are dropping in from the north and we can see this precipitation not far from our west and we're watching for the chance for a
storm later today and the model is not indicating that it's going to be very widespread but just something we're watching for later today. looking at how the day will plan out by 9:00 a.m. 84, by 3:00 p.m. 94, by 6:00 p.m. also holding at 94 with a chance for a thunderstorm. more on that in the seven day forecast in a few minutes, tam. >> thank you karen. going on to health check dr. oz is on the hot seat in capitol hill. the doctor and tv talk show host was taken to task at the senate committee meeting for what he agreed was flowery language seeming to support questionable weight loss alternatives like green coffee been extract. the senate committee was focused on phony and false promises from weight loss products. a suit against one company alleges it capitalized on dr. oz's positive remarks about the green coffee extract using a clip from his show to market their product and make bogus weight loss claims. dr. oz says he never endorsed that product. >> the number of cattle in the u.s. is dwindling and that is having an impact on what's for dinner.
abc's renna nynan explains. >> reporter: paying more than ever for meat. beef prices are at record levels up 74 percent over the last five years. a drought in texas is blamed for keeping cattle herds small. something else going up, air fares. fares jumped nearlily 6% in may the steepest one month increase in 15 years. analysts say rising fuel costs because of the situation in iraq means that ticket prices are unlikely to come down soon. popeyes shelled out $43 million to its own secret res people it turns out the original recipe was sold to a third party. the chicken chain had been paying more than $3 million a year in licensing fees. and the pretzel bacon cheeseburger making a come back at wendy's. it was a hit when it debuted last year. it returned over fourth of here to stay. that's america's
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>> happening now on "action news," the delaware and lehigh valleys brace for another day in the 90's. accuweather and our live crew are helping you beat the heat. >> new from the overnight, a pair of armed bikers ambush a man sitting on his front steps. we're gathering new information on the case. >> grading glitch. information on the case. student scores a bit of a boost in new jersey. >> good morning, it's 5:30 on this wednesday. are you ready for the heat? we are. we have karen rogers in for david and matt pelman. >> ready or not here it come. heat advisory in effect from noon until 7 o'clock today for the i-95 corridor and that's because the heat index, what it will feel like in the up are 90's.